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There are 8 ways to get from Chiasso to Geneva by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$38 - $125

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Train, night bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Sesto S. Giovanni S 83153 (361) / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$21 - $33

6 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 405 / ...

$30 - $63

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Chiasso to Geneva 219 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Lugano  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$84 - $232

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$50 - $227

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$102 - $240

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$137 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiasso to Geneva is to train and night bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiasso to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Chiasso to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Chiasso and arriving at Geneve via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Chiasso and Geneva is 226 km. The road distance is 350.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Chiasso to Geneva, including transfers.

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Chiasso to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Chiasso station.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 29 - SFr 65 and takes 7 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Chiasso to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Map of how to get from Chiasso to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 141.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Chiasso, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Chiasso to Geneva via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Chiasso to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Sesto S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chiasso to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $110
First
$80 - $170
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
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eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Chiasso to Geneva is 350 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Chiasso to Geneva.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiasso to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 40 min and costs SFr 16 - SFr 22.

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